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Old 08-29-2007, 09:51 PM   #16
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I asume the wood floor is running with the length of the room, so it would make sense that the ceiling would run in the same direction. I would not use sheets unless you plan on covering the end seams with some type of false beam. Four foot wide seams may be acceptable under a patio, but certainly not inside your house. 1 x 4 t & g beaded boards shouild be available at your local lumber yard in lengths up to 16', so you can absolutley minimize the end seams or eliminate them totally. I agree that the price of the little packages of 4' strips is a rip off. Using 2 or 2 1/2" nails and a nail gun will go a lot easier than hand nailing. Since you are covering the existing ceiling anyway, finding the existing ceiling joists should be no problem using the best low tech stud/loist locater there is... a nail. Also a good idea to at least prime the boards, especially the tongue and grooves , to prevent raw wood from showing when the boards expand and contract.

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Thanks Troubleshooter. Good advice. When you suggested finding the joists with a nail do you then snap a chalk line or do anything else for additional nails once you find the joist? What is the most efficient way to make sure you are nailing into the joist each time? I'm a beginner at this! Thanks again.
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Thanks Troubleshooter. Good advice. When you suggested finding the joists with a nail do you then snap a chalk line or do anything else for additional nails once you find the joist? What is the most efficient way to make sure you are nailing into the joist each time? I'm a beginner at this! Thanks again.
Agreed, the safest way is to locate the center of the joist top and bottom and snap a chalk line. Most pros develop a pretty good eye and will be able to eyeball it, but the little time you spend snapping the lines will be well spent.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #19
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I currently have acoustic (popcorn) paint on my ceiling and would like to put in beadboard. Would you recommend scraping the paint, applying over the rough surface or tearing down the drywall and attaching it directly to the joists
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:02 PM   #20
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You would definitely want to remove the popcorn texture.

You say it has been painted, are you sure it has been painted?

You must take in account that some popcorn ceilings were sprayed with Asbestos fibers which you would want to know before scraping etc...
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You would definitely want to remove the popcorn texture.

You say it has been painted, are you sure it has been painted?

You must take in account that some popcorn ceilings were sprayed with Asbestos fibers which you would want to know before scraping etc...
I believe ryanali assumed popcorn is a paint vs it being sprayed and painted with paint.

If anyone cares, lol, I'm not a huge fan of beadboard. If I had to have it, I'd do it diagonal, wide planks, stained extra knotty wood. At least it's very interesting to look at. I've seen a couple of places that have 2" beadboard, all runs straight and painted white. It just seems like a waste of money and effort to have a bunch of horizontal lines on your ceiling.

What I like is called a coffered ceiling, which appears would be an easier to install.

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Old 10-27-2007, 07:01 PM   #22
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I assume that you know that there are 4'X8' sheets of "beadboard" available now that come either primed for painting, plain, or stained.
It is a manufactured "beadboard" plywood, similar to T-111 siding, but with a much smoother finish that looks very "real" when applied to a ceiling.
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In my case, its an on Historical house I am restoring. What I was going to do, is to remove maybe 5-10 boards (deep) at a time, followed by installing the new boards right after. In this way, there will be no huge open spaces in the ceiling. I have a full time job, working 6 days a week, so I am only able to put in so much time. This job may take me several months, so in this way, no large un-sightly openings exposed. Am I making a mistake by doing this? I had a roof put on a few years back, and I went up there to inspect the rafters. They looked pretty good. Quite a bit of old termite damage though.

I am also debating on the paint color to use. The original color was the old "front-porch" blue. I'll probably go with that.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:45 PM   #24
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has anyone put up beadboard onto a steel ceiling joist.....they are on 24" center, and the room 26' by 14'...would it be best to purt up cheap plywood then nail it to this?
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Could anyone elaborate on how you nail the strips in? I am confused as to how you nail through the tongue---won't that prevent the next board from fitting snugly? Thanks!
You have to nail the beadboard through the tongue at an angle then countersink the nail so the nail won't interfere with the next board. Hope this helps you.
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For BigBoyJoel: I would love to see pictures of your kitchen ceiling and how it turned out. We have about the same amount of sq. footage and we were also wondering if the boards should run the same way as the floor. We are also going to paint it white. What did you end up going with the boards or the sheets?

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Yup, the ceiling runs the same direction as the floor but it really doesn't matter. It was wood grain color but I also painted it white. Good thing is you actually don't have to paint it perfectly, you want alittle variation in the ceiling. If it looks too perfect it looks fake. Do you have a facebook account? If so, I'll make you a friend and you can see what we have done. If you need pics, I will load them later.
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Hello, I live in a 1958 Colonial Ranch house that has approx. 2100 sq. ft. Very small but we like it as there are only 2 of us. We have been in the house for 20 years and have done many renovations but they still continue. We are working on the Kitchen and dining room areas now. We also have 2.3 acres which requires a lot of care, so far we have planted about 100 trees.

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I take it you don't have a facebook account. I will post some pics.
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Hello bigboyjoel, I did reply once before that my facebook is under Kate Smith - so try that, but I imagine there are probably a bunch of Kate Smiths out there. What other info would you need to access my facebook? Thanks.

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